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Digital Collections at NMSU

A guide to the digital collections available through the New Mexico State University Library, background on the collections, and general information regarding digital collections.

Featured Collections

turquoise colored mineral

Zuhl Geological Collection

Chrysocolla with Druzy Quartz Coating. Weighing 200-250 lbs. This is the finest and most spectacular specimen of gem Chrysocolla ever found at the Ray Mine in Arizona.

black and white photograph of pullman cafe

Photographic Collections

Ms00010011 Pullman Cafe at Main and Griggs streets in Las Cruces, NM, from the Branigan Memorial Library photographs collections.

Have Ideas? Tell Us!

Have an idea for a digital project? We'd love to hear about it!

Lesson Plans

Using digital collections in the classroom allows instructors and students to engage with primary source materials. Creating lesson plans that utilize digital collections can be time consuming and challenging. Here are a few ideas on using NMSU's digital collections in your classroom. We are available to help you design engaging and meaningful synchronous and/or asynchronous classroom activities and assignments that make use of digitized and born-digital collections in order to meet a wide variety of learning goals. If you have questions, ideas or want to learn more about using NMSU’s digital collections, please contact the Digital Projects Collections Team directly.